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Berlin: Foundation stone of 'The House of One' - one sacral building for three religions - to be laid in April 2020 Berlin: Foundation stone of 'The House of One' - one sacral building for three religions - to be laid in April 2020
Summary Summary
The foundation stone for "The House of One - three religions, one house" in Berlin is scheduled to be laid in April 2020. The foundation stone for "The House of One - three religions, one house" in Berlin is scheduled to be laid in April 2020.
Highlights Highlights
Content Content
<ul> <ul>
<li lang="zxx"><strong>After a long preparatory phase the internationally noticed project took a decisive step forward.</strong></li>  <li lang="zxx"><strong>After a long preparatory phase the internationally noticed project took a decisive step forward.</strong></li>
<li lang="zxx"><strong>With a synagogue, church, mosque and a central room for encounter under one roof, open for the general public, it might be unique worldwide.</strong></li>  <li lang="zxx"><strong>With a synagogue, church, mosque and a central room for encounter under one roof, open for the general public, it might be unique worldwide.</strong></li>
<li><strong>It is intended for learning through mutual religious encounter, through talks, festivals, exhibitions, readings, concerts, and workshops.</strong></li>  <li><strong>It is intended for learning through mutual religious encounter, through talks, festivals, exhibitions, readings, concerts, and workshops.</strong></li>
<li lang="zxx"><strong>A Protestant community initiated the joint project with liberal Jews and the Gülen related Forum for Intercultural Dialogue e.V.</strong></li>  <li lang="zxx"><strong>A Protestant community initiated the joint project with liberal Jews and the Gülen related Forum for Intercultural Dialogue e.V.</strong></li>
<li lang="zxx"><strong>The Catholic Church, orthodox Jews and Mosque Communities didn't want to participate.</strong></li>  <li lang="zxx"><strong>The Catholic Church, orthodox Jews and Mosque Communities didn't want to participate.</strong></li>
<li lang="zxx"><strong>The Berlin architecture group Kuehn Malvezzi, winner of the architectural contest, obtained the contract.</strong></li>  <li lang="zxx"><strong>The Berlin architecture group Kuehn Malvezzi, winner of the architectural contest, obtained the contract.</strong></li>
</ul> </ul>
<p lang="zxx">Planned for years, the multi-religious sacral building in the city of Berlin, <em>The House of One – three religions, one house</em>,  takes "an important step towards the structural completion", Rabbi Andreas Nachama, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and member of the Presidium of the House of One, <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/news/kick-constructin-april-2020" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">said</a>. On April 14, 2020, seven years after the building competition had been <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/start-der-bewerbungsphase-des-architekturwettbewerbs-f%C3%BCr-ein-neues-bet-und-lehrhaus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">announced</a>, the foundation stone will be laid.</p> <p lang="zxx">Planned for years, the multi-religious sacral building in the city of Berlin, <em>The House of One – three religions, one house</em>,  takes "an important step towards the structural completion", Rabbi Andreas Nachama, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and member of the Presidium of the House of One, <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/news/kick-constructin-april-2020" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">said</a>. On April 14, 2020, seven years after the building competition had been <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/start-der-bewerbungsphase-des-architekturwettbewerbs-f%C3%BCr-ein-neues-bet-und-lehrhaus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">announced</a>, the foundation stone will be laid.</p>
<p lang="zxx">The project of a <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">grassroots group of three religious communities</a> had already gained international attention. Especially when the architectural contest was completed in 2014, the media showed interest. "Berlin thinks it is making religious history", the <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27872551" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBC</a> started its' story.  <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-of-one-berlin-interfaith_n_5489444" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Huffpost</a> spoke of an "interfaith miracle in the heart of Berlin". The <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/jun/25/berlin-house-of-one-unity-christian-muslim-jew" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Guardian</a> questioned whether "all religious communities" were "backing the ambitious project."</p> <p lang="zxx">The project of a <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">grassroots group of three religious communities</a> had already gained international attention. Especially when the architectural contest was completed in 2014, the media showed interest. "Berlin thinks it is making religious history", the <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27872551" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBC</a> started its' story.  <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-of-one-berlin-interfaith_n_5489444" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Huffpost</a> spoke of an "interfaith miracle in the heart of Berlin". The <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/jun/25/berlin-house-of-one-unity-christian-muslim-jew" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Guardian</a> questioned whether "all religious communities" were "backing the ambitious project."</p>
<p lang="zxx">What does the project stand for?</p> <p lang="zxx">What does the project stand for?</p>
<h3>Inter-religious encounter and urban development: two concerns</h3> <h3>Inter-religious encounter and urban development: two concerns</h3>
<p lang="zxx"><strong>One concern</strong> of the project lies in the religious domain. Jews, Christians and Muslims profess themselves to God's revelation to the prophet Abraham as the root of their faiths. But besides that they are sharing the commonalities of "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abrahamic_religions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Abrahamic religions</a>", there are non-negligible differences in theology and religious traditions. Not to mention that religious issues are claimed as a reasons for - also violent - clashes.</p> <p lang="zxx"><strong>One concern</strong> of the project lies in the religious domain. Jews, Christians and Muslims profess themselves to God's revelation to the prophet Abraham as the root of their faiths. But besides that they are sharing the commonalities of "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abrahamic_religions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Abrahamic religions</a>", there are non-negligible differences in theology and religious traditions. Not to mention that religious issues are claimed as a reasons for - also violent - clashes.</p>
<p lang="zxx">In view of the above, the protestant church community St. Petri-St. Mary’s Church, the <a href="https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BCdisches_Leben_in_Berlin#J%C3%BCdische_Gemeinde_zu_Berlin" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jewish community of Berlin</a>, the rabbinical seminary <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg</a>, and the Muslim initiative Forum for Intercultural Dialogue e.V. (FID e.V.) had launched the <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">One-house-project</a> in the city of Berlin.</p> <p lang="zxx">In view of the above, the protestant church community St. Petri-St. Mary’s Church, the <a href="https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BCdisches_Leben_in_Berlin#J%C3%BCdische_Gemeinde_zu_Berlin" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jewish community of Berlin</a>, the rabbinical seminary <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg</a>, and the Muslim initiative Forum for Intercultural Dialogue e.V. (FID e.V.) had launched the <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">One-house-project</a> in the city of Berlin.</p>
<ul> <ul>
<li>By its architecture and its utilization concept, <em>The House of One</em> will embrace the commonalities as well as the differences of the religions.</li>  <li>By its architecture and its utilization concept, <em>The House of One</em> will embrace the commonalities as well as the differences of the religions.</li>
<li>Each religious community will have its own holy room: there will be a synagogue, church, and a mosque under one roof.</li>  <li>Each religious community will have its own holy room: there will be a synagogue, church, and a mosque under one roof.</li>
<li>These separate rooms can open their doors to an empty central room which they are build around as can be seen by the floorplan (<a href="https://www.stiftungzukunftberlin.eu/fileadmin/szb/daten/Initiativen/House_of_One/Dokumente/HouseOfOne_Broschuere.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">p. 17 of the brochure</a> of the project). This room constitutes an open space for encounter and learning.</li>  <li>These separate rooms can open their doors to an empty central room which they are build around as can be seen by the floorplan (<a href="https://www.stiftungzukunftberlin.eu/fileadmin/szb/daten/Initiativen/House_of_One/Dokumente/HouseOfOne_Broschuere.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">p. 17 of the brochure</a> of the project). This room constitutes an open space for encounter and learning.</li>
</ul> </ul>
<p lang="zxx">But <em>The House of One</em> shall not only be open to the religious communities. Situated in the historical center of the city of Berlin, "people involved in culture, business and politics, followers of other religions and, especially, people who do not identify with any religion <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/faqs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">are welcome</a>."</p> <p lang="zxx">But <em>The House of One</em> shall not only be open to the religious communities. Situated in the historical center of the city of Berlin, "people involved in culture, business and politics, followers of other religions and, especially, people who do not identify with any religion <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/faqs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">are welcome</a>."</p>
<p lang="zxx">The <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf?t=1ECa4r" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">concept</a> envisages that each of the religions shall be granted a space in which they can live openly according to their own way and engage with the public. "Reflection on the own identities and those of others from multiple perspectives", shall be fostered. "Theological differences and contradictions" shall be preserved "rather than glossing them over".</p> <p lang="zxx">The <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf?t=1ECa4r" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">concept</a> envisages that each of the religions shall be granted a space in which they can live openly according to their own way and engage with the public. "Reflection on the own identities and those of others from multiple perspectives", shall be fostered. "Theological differences and contradictions" shall be preserved "rather than glossing them over".</p>
<p lang="zxx"><strong>The other concern</strong> is a matter of urban development. The city of Berlin was advocating urban concepts for the redesign of its historical center. The plannings <a href="http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/projekte/petriplatz_breitestr/download/Petriplatz_BreiteStrasse_Ausstellung.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">comprised nine subareas</a>, one of them the Petriplatz in the midst of the old Berlin-Cölln dating from the year 1650 from where the modern Berlin had developed. At least from the 13th century until 1960 the place had been <a href="https://www.ausgrabung-petriplatz.de/archaeologische-grabung-berlin-ursprungsort-ausgrabungen-petriplatz-historisches-zentrum-jetzt-entdecken" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dominated by the Petri-church</a>. Only recently the remains of the Petri-Churchyard had been brought to light by <a href="https://www.ausgrabung-petriplatz.de/archaeologische-grabung-berlin-ursprungsort-ausgrabungen-petriplatz-historisches-zentrum-jetzt-entdecken" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">archaeological excavations</a>. In 2009, the Protestant St. Mary’s Church decided to build a new church there but as a particular place for communication whereas at that time the Berlin Senate had a commercial and office building in mind, as the <a href="https://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article104178755/Die-Petrikirche-soll-wiederauferstehen.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Berliner Morgenpost</a> reported. <p lang="zxx"><strong>The other concern</strong> is a matter of urban development. The city of Berlin was advocating urban concepts for the redesign of its historical center. The plannings <a href="http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/projekte/petriplatz_breitestr/download/Petriplatz_BreiteStrasse_Ausstellung.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">comprised nine subareas</a>, one of them the Petriplatz in the midst of the old Berlin-Cölln dating from the year 1650 from where the modern Berlin had developed. At least from the 13th century until 1960 the place had been <a href="https://www.ausgrabung-petriplatz.de/archaeologische-grabung-berlin-ursprungsort-ausgrabungen-petriplatz-historisches-zentrum-jetzt-entdecken" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dominated by the Petri-church</a>. Only recently the remains of the Petri-Churchyard had been brought to light by <a href="https://www.ausgrabung-petriplatz.de/archaeologische-grabung-berlin-ursprungsort-ausgrabungen-petriplatz-historisches-zentrum-jetzt-entdecken" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">archaeological excavations</a>. In 2009, the Protestant St. Mary’s Church decided to build a new church there but as a particular place for communication whereas at that time the Berlin Senate had a commercial and office building in mind, as the <a href="https://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article104178755/Die-Petrikirche-soll-wiederauferstehen.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Berliner Morgenpost</a> reported.
Now, <em>The House of One</em> will add value for the city by giving "a future-oriented shape to the coexistence of religion and city", as Pastor Gregor Hohberg <span class="st"><a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">had put it</a>. </span></p> Now, <em>The House of One</em> will add value for the city by giving "a future-oriented shape to the coexistence of religion and city", as Pastor Gregor Hohberg <span class="st"><a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">had put it</a>. </span></p>
<h3><em>The House of One</em> is said to be unique worldwide</h3> <h3><em>The House of One</em> is said to be unique worldwide</h3>
<p lang="zxx">When asked whether there are "plans to build versions of <em>The House of One</em> in other locations", The Stiftung House of One, project manager, <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/faqs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">estimated</a> that the concept of the <em>House</em> is  quite strongly site-specific: "The idea behind House of One was developed very much with its specific Berlin location in mind. It would therefore be hard to transfer this background and the architectural concept to other locations."</p> <p lang="zxx">When asked whether there are "plans to build versions of <em>The House of One</em> in other locations", The Stiftung House of One, project manager, <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/faqs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">estimated</a> that the concept of the <em>House</em> is  quite strongly site-specific: "The idea behind House of One was developed very much with its specific Berlin location in mind. It would therefore be hard to transfer this background and the architectural concept to other locations."</p>
Thought the other way around, by logic it were also true that there hardly can exist another, comparable religious building at another location in the world. But apparently this perception depends on which comparison criteria are used, since the media are referring to multifaith projects which they consider to be similar: Thought the other way around, by logic it were also true that there hardly can exist another, comparable religious building at another location in the world. But apparently this perception depends on which comparison criteria are used, since the media are referring to multifaith projects which they consider to be similar:
<ul> <ul>
<li>There are least ten cities "with a rich mix of holy sites and places of worship of different faiths, all concentrated in less than one square kilometer".  "Such close proximity shows that communication between different religions is not only possible, but is practiced ..." Berlin tops the list. Working on "a single holy site for three religions", it is considered unique and "gets the gold medal for its inter-religious dialogue." (<a href="http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2017/04/24/Top-10-inter-religious-cities-in-the-world.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Al Arabiya English</a>)</li>  <li>There are least ten cities "with a rich mix of holy sites and places of worship of different faiths, all concentrated in less than one square kilometer".  "Such close proximity shows that communication between different religions is not only possible, but is practiced ..." Berlin tops the list. Working on "a single holy site for three religions", it is considered unique and "gets the gold medal for its inter-religious dialogue." (<a href="http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2017/04/24/Top-10-inter-religious-cities-in-the-world.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Al Arabiya English</a>)</li>
<li>There is "a novel experiment in multiple religions sharing not just a building but a community", the Brookville Church on Long Island. Particularly noticeable was the community "created by interfaith couples who want an interfaith education program for their children." (<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/14/when-a-tiny-church-houses-three-religions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Washington Post</a>)</li>  <li>There is "a novel experiment in multiple religions sharing not just a building but a community", the Brookville Church on Long Island. Particularly noticeable was the community "created by interfaith couples who want an interfaith education program for their children." (<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/14/when-a-tiny-church-houses-three-religions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Washington Post</a>)</li>
<li>In Omaha, three religious communities are planning a communal fellowship hall, the WP mentioned. (<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/14/when-a-tiny-church-houses-three-religions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Washington Post</a>)</li>  <li>In Omaha, three religious communities are planning a communal fellowship hall, the WP mentioned. (<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/14/when-a-tiny-church-houses-three-religions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Washington Post</a>)</li>
<li>For Protestant, Catholic and Muslim communities in Stockholm, the "<a href="https://abrahamicreligion.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/the-guds-hus-stockholm/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Guds Hus</a> ('God’s House') is being built", referred to as "a variation on the House of One".</li>  <li>For Protestant, Catholic and Muslim communities in Stockholm, the "<a href="https://abrahamicreligion.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/the-guds-hus-stockholm/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Guds Hus</a> ('God’s House') is being built", referred to as "a variation on the House of One".</li>
</ul> </ul>
The <a href="https://ezw-berlin.de/downloads_informationsportale/i_mdezw_2011-2016_Das_House_of_One_in_Berlin_Sammeldatei.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Interim report</a> of the project, published by the The EKD Institute for Research on Religious and Ideological Issues (EZW), states that one is sure that a sacral building of this form is unique worldwide, pointing out the jointly developed new concept of transparency and openness in a multicultural context. (EZW p. 228)  The <a href="https://ezw-berlin.de/downloads_informationsportale/i_mdezw_2011-2016_Das_House_of_One_in_Berlin_Sammeldatei.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Interim report</a> of the project, published by the The EKD Institute for Research on Religious and Ideological Issues (EZW), states that one is sure that a sacral building of this form is unique worldwide, pointing out the jointly developed new concept of transparency and openness in a multicultural context. (EZW Materialdienst 2016,1 p. 13)
<h3>What's close to the heart: a look at the Charter</h3> <h3>What's close to the heart: a look at the Charter</h3>
The co-existence of commonalities and differences of the religions seems to be particularly close to the heart of the religious representatives who had jointly developed the <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Charter</a>. Therewith they meant to obey the "the three religions’ respective self-conceptions". How to deal with this tension is expressed by a quotation of Leo Baeck: “People and nations and creeds will remain separate. They will live on as different entities. But they will know that they belong together, that they are all part of one humanity, that they should live together on this earth, recognizing and understanding one another, and, when there is need, helping one another.” The co-existence of commonalities and differences of the religions seems to be particularly close to the heart of the religious representatives who had jointly developed the <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Charter</a>. Therewith they meant to obey the "the three religions’ respective self-conceptions". How to deal with this tension is expressed by a quotation of Leo Baeck: “People and nations and creeds will remain separate. They will live on as different entities. But they will know that they belong together, that they are all part of one humanity, that they should live together on this earth, recognizing and understanding one another, and, when there is need, helping one another.”
The Charter then concentrates on "fundamental intentions to act," which were derived from core values which the three religions have in common and which is being inspired by the "Irrevocable directives" of the initial declaration of a "<a href="https://parliamentofreligions.org/sites/default/files/Global%20Ethic%20booklet-update-web_0.pdf">Global Ethic</a>" by the Parliament of the World's Religions, 1993. The Charter then concentrates on "fundamental intentions to act," which were derived from core values which the three religions have in common and which is being inspired by the "Irrevocable directives" of the initial declaration of a "<a href="https://parliamentofreligions.org/sites/default/files/Global%20Ethic%20booklet-update-web_0.pdf">Global Ethic</a>" by the Parliament of the World's Religions, 1993.
<h3>The background: Comparative Theology</h3> <h3>The background: Comparative Theology</h3>
The theoretical background can be found in the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_theology" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Comparative Theology</a>, as the "<a href="https://ezw-berlin.de/downloads_informationsportale/i_mdezw_2011-2016_Das_House_of_One_in_Berlin_Sammeldatei.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Interim report</a>" explained: the Comparative Theology does not question whether the faiths of another religion are true. Its emphasis lies in getting to know the religion of others. The advantage of this approach is on the one hand that the encounter with people of other faiths promotes one's own identity of faith (EZW p. 15). On the other hand, the question of truth can be kept open, well knowing that only God knows the answer. "Thus the great theological question, whether Jews, Christians and Muslims pray to the same God or not, shall consciously be kept open" (EZW p.15). The theoretical background can be found in the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_theology" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Comparative Theology</a>, as the "<a href="https://ezw-berlin.de/downloads_informationsportale/i_mdezw_2011-2016_Das_House_of_One_in_Berlin_Sammeldatei.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Interim report</a>" explained: the Comparative Theology does not question whether the faiths of another religion are true. Its emphasis lies in getting to know the religion of others. The advantage of this approach is on the one hand that the encounter with people of other faiths promotes one's own identity of faith (EZW p. 15). On the other hand, the question of truth can be kept open, well knowing that only God knows the answer. "Thus the great theological question, whether Jews, Christians and Muslims pray to the same God or not, shall consciously be kept open" (EZW p.15).
<h3>Most of the Muslim communities and the Catholic Church declined to take part</h3> <h3>Most of the Muslim communities and the Catholic Church declined to take part</h3>
The path to gain clarity about the project so that it is time to lay the foundation stone was difficult. The <a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EZW</a> and the <a href="https://www.alt-katholisch.de/fileadmin/red_ak/CH-Archiv/arc_14/14_5_3.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Old Catholic Church</a> reported about problems <span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">Gregor Hohberg</span></span> had to face when he was trying to gain partners. <a href="https://chrismon.evangelisch.de/artikel/2013/eines-fuer-alle-20245" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lala Süsskind</a> and later the liberal rabbis <span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">Tovia</span> <span class="SpellE">Ben-Chorin (Jewish Community)</span></span> and <span lang="DE">Walter <span class="SpellE">Homolka (Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg), had reacted positively to Gregor Hohberg's project, whereas orthodox Jews as well as - with one exception - Muslim communities had shown restraint. The path to gain clarity about the project so that it is time to lay the foundation stone was difficult. The <a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EZW</a> and the <a href="https://www.alt-katholisch.de/fileadmin/red_ak/CH-Archiv/arc_14/14_5_3.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Old Catholic Church</a> reported about problems <span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">Gregor Hohberg</span></span> had to face when he was trying to gain partners. <a href="https://chrismon.evangelisch.de/artikel/2013/eines-fuer-alle-20245" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lala Süsskind</a> and later the liberal rabbis <span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">Tovia</span> <span class="SpellE">Ben-Chorin (Jewish Community)</span></span> and <span lang="DE">Walter <span class="SpellE">Homolka (Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg), had reacted positively to Gregor Hohberg's project, whereas orthodox Jews as well as - with one exception - Muslim communities had shown restraint.
</span></span><span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">As to the DITIB (Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs) the problem was that it had claimed to get granted the sole right of representation, the <a href="https://www.alt-katholisch.de/fileadmin/red_ak/CH-Archiv/arc_14/14_5_3.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Old Catholics reported</a>. But the <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Charter</a> of the <em>House</em> clearly determines that "none of them [the members] claim to be the exclusive representative". The <a href="https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/interreligioeses-projekt-in-berlin-mitte-the-house-of-one-ein-gotteshaus-drei-religionen/9981358.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Der Tagesspiegel reported</a> that some of the Mosque communities didn't want to make common cause with with Jews, who vice versa voiced concerns in regard of some Muslim associations. </span></span><span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">As to the DITIB (Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs) the problem was that it had claimed to get granted the sole right of representation, the <a href="https://www.alt-katholisch.de/fileadmin/red_ak/CH-Archiv/arc_14/14_5_3.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Old Catholics reported</a>. But the <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Charter</a> of the <em>House</em> clearly determines that "none of them [the members] claim to be the exclusive representative". The <a href="https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/interreligioeses-projekt-in-berlin-mitte-the-house-of-one-ein-gotteshaus-drei-religionen/9981358.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Der Tagesspiegel reported</a> that some of the Mosque communities didn't want to make common cause with with Jews, who vice versa voiced concerns in regard of some Muslim associations.
An agreement could only be reached with the FID e.V. which <a href="http://fidev.org/fid/partner" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">has close links</a> to the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=G%C3%BClen_movement&amp;oldid=901236513" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hizmet</a> (Gülen movement). The <a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EZW pointed to the fact</a> that the FID e.V. is not representative by terms of membership and is intra-islamically controversial. Not associated to a Mosque community, it had used other communities' Mosques. Only after the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2016_Turkish_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_attempt&amp;oldid=901812000" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Turkey coup attempt in 2016</a> when Gülen-related actors were being exposed hostilities, the FID e.V. established rooms for prayer in its five cultural associations in Berlin, as the <a href="https://www.berlin.de/sen/kulteu/religion-und-weltanschauung/studie-islamisches-gemeindeleben-in-berlin.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa (EZIRE) reported</a> (p 28). Thus, the </span></span><span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">activities of the FID e.V. were in the field of secular education; for the concerns of the project, the Gülen-related actors are suitable because in their own specific manner they actively accept the secular society (<a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EZW</a> p. 229). Also the Senate of Berlin took a positive view. In an <a href="http://pardok.parlament-berlin.de/starweb/adis/citat/VT/18/SchrAnfr/s18-17842.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">answer to a parlamentary question</a> it estimated the FID e.V. to actively and authentically support cross-religious cooperation, to show openness to other religions and willingness to communicate. An agreement could only be reached with the FID e.V. which <a href="http://fidev.org/fid/partner" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">has close links</a> to the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=G%C3%BClen_movement&amp;oldid=901236513" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hizmet</a> (Gülen movement). The <a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EZW pointed to the fact</a> that the FID e.V. is not representative by terms of membership and is intra-islamically controversial. Not associated to a Mosque community, it had used other communities' Mosques. Only after the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2016_Turkish_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_attempt&amp;oldid=901812000" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Turkey coup attempt in 2016</a> when Gülen-related actors were being exposed hostilities, the FID e.V. established rooms for prayer in its five cultural associations in Berlin, as the <a href="https://www.berlin.de/sen/kulteu/religion-und-weltanschauung/studie-islamisches-gemeindeleben-in-berlin.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa (EZIRE) reported</a> (p 28). Thus, the </span></span><span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">activities of the FID e.V. were in the field of secular education; for the concerns of the project, the Gülen-related actors are suitable because in their own specific manner they actively accept the secular society (<a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EZW</a> p. 229). Also the Senate of Berlin took a positive view. In an <a href="http://pardok.parlament-berlin.de/starweb/adis/citat/VT/18/SchrAnfr/s18-17842.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">answer to a parlamentary question</a> it estimated the FID e.V. to actively and authentically support cross-religious cooperation, to show openness to other religions and willingness to communicate.
</span></span><span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">As to the Catholic Church, the Archbishop justified his negative reply with limited financial and human resources, as the <a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_10_2016.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EZW reported</a>. </span></span><span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">As to the Catholic Church, the Archbishop justified his negative reply with limited financial and human resources, as the <a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_10_2016.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EZW reported</a>.
</span></span><span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">But notwithstanding which religious communities are partnering with the project, according to the Charta, no member of whatever community is being excluded from the <em>House</em>. </span></span> </span></span><span lang="DE"><span class="SpellE">But notwithstanding which religious communities are partnering with the project, according to the Charta, no member of whatever community is being excluded from the <em>House</em>. </span></span>
<h3>Financial support comes from several sources.</h3> <h3>Financial support comes from several sources.</h3>
On February 21, <a href="http://pardok.parlament-berlin.de/starweb/adis/citat/VT/18/SchrAnfr/s18-17842.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Senate of Berlin told</a> that the financing of the project was based on a crowdfunding campaign in more than fifty countries, on benefits by - not specified - German Major Donors and by fundings in the framework of the <a href="https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/FP/ZIP/NPS/2016/foerderprojekte-2016/steckbriefe/berlin-node.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">federal program</a> "National Projects of Urban Development - Future Investment Program".  2012, Hohberg had <a href="https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/interreligioeses-projekt-in-berlin-mitte-the-house-of-one-ein-gotteshaus-drei-religionen/9981358.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">told to Der Tagesspiegel</a>, that a limit had been set for the maximal amount of a single donation because the project didn't want to be dependent on private Major Donors. On February 21, <a href="http://pardok.parlament-berlin.de/starweb/adis/citat/VT/18/SchrAnfr/s18-17842.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Senate of Berlin told</a> that the financing of the project was based on a crowdfunding campaign in more than fifty countries, on benefits by - not specified - German Major Donors and by fundings in the framework of the <a href="https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/FP/ZIP/NPS/2016/foerderprojekte-2016/steckbriefe/berlin-node.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">federal program</a> "National Projects of Urban Development - Future Investment Program".  2012, Hohberg had <a href="https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/interreligioeses-projekt-in-berlin-mitte-the-house-of-one-ein-gotteshaus-drei-religionen/9981358.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">told to Der Tagesspiegel</a>, that a limit had been set for the maximal amount of a single donation because the project didn't want to be dependent on private Major Donors.
According to the <a href="https://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/foerderprogramme/bauprojekte/house-of-one/index.shtml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Senate of Berlin</a>, the total costs amount to € 43.5 million. € 3.4 million are funded by the "National Project". Until January, the donation amounted to €  8.5 million. "10 million euros have been pledged by the federal government - with the proviso that the state of Berlin and private donors will each contribute a further 10 million euros. The remaining gap of five million euros will be closed with crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns.", the <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/laying-foundation-stone-house-one-spring-2020" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">project recently told</a>. The project carrier is the "Stiftung House of One", which had been <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/node/11739" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">founded on September 8, 2012</a>. The foundation capital in the amount of € 273.000 was contributed by the Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsförderungs gGmbH Düsseldorf and the Stuttgarter Lehrhaus/Stiftung für interreligiösen Dialog, the <a href="https://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/unsere-woche/resonanz-und-neue-spenden/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jüdische Allgemeine</a> reported. According to the <a href="https://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/foerderprogramme/bauprojekte/house-of-one/index.shtml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Senate of Berlin</a>, the total costs amount to € 43.5 million. € 3.4 million are funded by the "National Project". Until January, the donation amounted to €  8.5 million. "10 million euros have been pledged by the federal government - with the proviso that the state of Berlin and private donors will each contribute a further 10 million euros. The remaining gap of five million euros will be closed with crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns.", the <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/laying-foundation-stone-house-one-spring-2020" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">project recently told</a>. The project carrier is the "Stiftung House of One", which had been <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/node/11739" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">founded on September 8, 2012</a>. The foundation capital in the amount of € 273.000 was contributed by the Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsförderungs gGmbH Düsseldorf and the Stuttgarter Lehrhaus/Stiftung für interreligiösen Dialog, the <a href="https://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/unsere-woche/resonanz-und-neue-spenden/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jüdische Allgemeine</a> reported.
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<p><strong>Project website</strong></p> <p><strong>Project website</strong></p>
<p>Press release: Kick-off for construction April 2020<br /> <p>Press release: Kick-off for construction April 2020<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/news/kick-constructin-april-2020" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/news/kick-constructin-april-2020</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/news/kick-constructin-april-2020" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/news/kick-constructin-april-2020</a></p>
<p>Laying of the foundation stone of the House of One in spring 2020<br /> <p>Laying of the foundation stone of the House of One in spring 2020<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/laying-foundation-stone-house-one-spring-2020" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/laying-foundation-stone-house-one-spring-2020</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/laying-foundation-stone-house-one-spring-2020" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/laying-foundation-stone-house-one-spring-2020</a></p>
<p>Homepage<br /> <p>Homepage<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en</a></p>
<p>FAQs<br /> <p>FAQs<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/faqs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/faqs</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/faqs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/faqs</a></p>
<p>Brochure<br /> <p>Brochure<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/downloads/hoobroschure20170725finaleng.pdf?t=1GW5Ml" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/downloads/hoobroschure20170725finaleng.pdf?t=1GW5Ml</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/downloads/hoobroschure20170725finaleng.pdf?t=1GW5Ml" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/downloads/hoobroschure20170725finaleng.pdf?t=1GW5Ml</a></p>
<p>Charta of the project, by the Jewish community of Berlin, the rabbinical seminary Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg, and the Muslim initiative for dialogue Forum Dialog<br /> <p>Charta of the project, by the Jewish community of Berlin, the rabbinical seminary Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg, and the Muslim initiative for dialogue Forum Dialog<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf?t=1ECa4r" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf?t=1ECa4r</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf?t=1ECa4r" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/house_of_one_berlin_charta_engl.pdf?t=1ECa4r</a></p>
<p>Announcement of the building competition (2012)<br /> <p>Announcement of the building competition (2012)<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/start-der-bewerbungsphase-des-architekturwettbewerbs-f%C3%BCr-ein-neues-bet-und-lehrhaus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/start-der-bewerbungsphase-des-architekturwettbewerbs-f%C3%BCr-ein-neues-bet-und-lehrhaus</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/start-der-bewerbungsphase-des-architekturwettbewerbs-f%C3%BCr-ein-neues-bet-und-lehrhaus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/press/releases/start-der-bewerbungsphase-des-architekturwettbewerbs-f%C3%BCr-ein-neues-bet-und-lehrhaus</a></p>
<p>Text for the architectural competition (2012)<br /> <p>Text for the architectural competition (2012)<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/downloads/auslobungarchitekturwettbewerb.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/downloads/auslobungarchitekturwettbewerb.pdf</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/downloads/auslobungarchitekturwettbewerb.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/sites/default/files/downloads/auslobungarchitekturwettbewerb.pdf</a></p>
<p>Stiftung House of One gegründet (2016)<br /> <p>Stiftung House of One gegründet (2016)<br />
<a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/node/11739" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/node/11739</a></p> <a href="https://house-of-one.org/en/node/11739" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://house-of-one.org/en/node/11739</a></p>
<p>Brochure<br /> <p>Brochure<br />
<a href="https://www.stiftungzukunftberlin.eu/fileadmin/szb/daten/Initiativen/House_of_One/Dokumente/HouseOfOne_Broschuere.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.stiftungzukunftberlin.eu/fileadmin/szb/daten/Initiativen/House_of_One/Dokumente/HouseOfOne_Broschuere.pdf</a></p> <a href="https://www.stiftungzukunftberlin.eu/fileadmin/szb/daten/Initiativen/House_of_One/Dokumente/HouseOfOne_Broschuere.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.stiftungzukunftberlin.eu/fileadmin/szb/daten/Initiativen/House_of_One/Dokumente/HouseOfOne_Broschuere.pdf</a></p>
<p><strong>Senate of Berlin</strong></p> <p><strong>Senate of Berlin</strong></p>
<p>Petriplatz und Breite Straße. Planungen für Alt-Cölln (2012)<br /> <p>Petriplatz und Breite Straße. Planungen für Alt-Cölln (2012)<br />
<a href="http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/projekte/petriplatz_breitestr/download/Petriplatz_BreiteStrasse_Ausstellung.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/projekte/petriplatz_breitestr/download/Petriplatz_BreiteStrasse_Ausstellung.pdf</a></p> <a href="http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/projekte/petriplatz_breitestr/download/Petriplatz_BreiteStrasse_Ausstellung.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/projekte/petriplatz_breitestr/download/Petriplatz_BreiteStrasse_Ausstellung.pdf</a></p>
<p>Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa: Islamisches Gemeindeleben in Berlin (Senat von Berlin, Der Beauftragte für Kirchen, Religions- und Weltanschauungsgemeinschaften, 2018)<br /> <p>Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa: Islamisches Gemeindeleben in Berlin (Senat von Berlin, Der Beauftragte für Kirchen, Religions- und Weltanschauungsgemeinschaften, 2018)<br />
<a href="https://www.berlin.de/sen/kulteu/religion-und-weltanschauung/studie-islamisches-gemeindeleben-in-berlin.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.berlin.de/sen/kulteu/religion-und-weltanschauung/studie-islamisches-gemeindeleben-in-berlin.pdf</a></p> <a href="https://www.berlin.de/sen/kulteu/religion-und-weltanschauung/studie-islamisches-gemeindeleben-in-berlin.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.berlin.de/sen/kulteu/religion-und-weltanschauung/studie-islamisches-gemeindeleben-in-berlin.pdf</a></p>
<p>Senat von Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa: Antwort auf die schriftliche Anfrage über: House of One (Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin, 2019)<br /> <p>Senat von Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa: Antwort auf die schriftliche Anfrage über: House of One (Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin, 2019)<br />
<a href="http://pardok.parlament-berlin.de/starweb/adis/citat/VT/18/SchrAnfr/s18-17842.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://pardok.parlament-berlin.de/starweb/adis/citat/VT/18/SchrAnfr/s18-17842.pdf</a></p> <a href="http://pardok.parlament-berlin.de/starweb/adis/citat/VT/18/SchrAnfr/s18-17842.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://pardok.parlament-berlin.de/starweb/adis/citat/VT/18/SchrAnfr/s18-17842.pdf</a></p>
<p>Senat von Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen: Nationale Projekte des Städtebaus: Berlin, House of One (2016)<br /> <p>Senat von Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen: Nationale Projekte des Städtebaus: Berlin, House of One (2016)<br />
<a href="https://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/foerderprogramme/bauprojekte/house-of-one/index.shtml" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/foerderprogramme/bauprojekte/house-of-one/index.shtml</a></p> <a href="https://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/foerderprogramme/bauprojekte/house-of-one/index.shtml" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/staedtebau/foerderprogramme/bauprojekte/house-of-one/index.shtml</a></p>
<p>Claudia Melisch, Jessica Rothe: Ausgrabungen am Petriplatz<br /> <p>Claudia Melisch, Jessica Rothe: Ausgrabungen am Petriplatz<br />
<a href="https://www.ausgrabung-petriplatz.de/archaeologische-grabung-berlin-ursprungsort-ausgrabungen-petriplatz-historisches-zentrum-jetzt-entdecken" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.ausgrabung-petriplatz.de/archaeologische-grabung-berlin-ursprungsort-ausgrabungen-petriplatz-historisches-zentrum-jetzt-entdecken</a></p> <a href="https://www.ausgrabung-petriplatz.de/archaeologische-grabung-berlin-ursprungsort-ausgrabungen-petriplatz-historisches-zentrum-jetzt-entdecken" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.ausgrabung-petriplatz.de/archaeologische-grabung-berlin-ursprungsort-ausgrabungen-petriplatz-historisches-zentrum-jetzt-entdecken</a></p>
<p><strong>Religions</strong></p> <p><strong>Religions</strong></p>
  <p>Friedmann Eißler: Staatliche Unterstützung für das „House of One“ (2016)<br />
  <a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_10_2016.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_10_2016.pdf</a></p>
<p>Eißler: Braucht Berlin ein interreligiöses Zentrum? (2011)<br /> <p>Eißler: Braucht Berlin ein interreligiöses Zentrum? (2011)<br />
<a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf</a></p> <a href="https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.ezw-berlin.de/downloads/Materialdienst_06_2011.pdf</a></p>
<p>Anne Luise Heisig: Das „House of One“ in Berlin. Zwischenbericht über ein einzigartiges Projekt. By the Evangelische Zentralstelle für Weltanschauungsfragen (2016)<br /> <p>Anne Luise Heisig: Das „House of One“ in Berlin. Zwischenbericht über ein einzigartiges Projekt. By the Evangelische Zentralstelle für Weltanschauungsfragen (2016)<br />
<a href="https://www.theologiestudierende.de/2016/08/17/das-house-of-one-in-berlin/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.theologiestudierende.de/2016/08/17/das-house-of-one-in-berlin/</a> and<br /> <a href="https://www.theologiestudierende.de/2016/08/17/das-house-of-one-in-berlin/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.theologiestudierende.de/2016/08/17/das-house-of-one-in-berlin/</a> and<br />
<a href="https://ezw-berlin.de/downloads_informationsportale/i_mdezw_2011-2016_Das_House_of_One_in_Berlin_Sammeldatei.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ezw-berlin.de/downloads_informationsportale/i_mdezw_2011-2016_Das_House_of_One_in_Berlin_Sammeldatei.pdf</a> (p. 13-16)</p> <a href="https://ezw-berlin.de/downloads_informationsportale/i_mdezw_2011-2016_Das_House_of_One_in_Berlin_Sammeldatei.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ezw-berlin.de/downloads_informationsportale/i_mdezw_2011-2016_Das_House_of_One_in_Berlin_Sammeldatei.pdf</a> (p. 13-16)</p>
<p><span lang="DE">Jens-Eberhard Jahn</span>: Die dreifaltige WG. Abraham, Gülen und Petrus – In Berlin soll ein interreligiöses Bet- und Lehrhaus entstehen (2014)<br /> <p><span lang="DE">Jens-Eberhard Jahn</span>: Die dreifaltige WG. Abraham, Gülen und Petrus – In Berlin soll ein interreligiöses Bet- und Lehrhaus entstehen (2014)<br />
<a href="https://www.alt-katholisch.de/fileadmin/red_ak/CH-Archiv/arc_14/14_5_3.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.alt-katholisch.de/fileadmin/red_ak/CH-Archiv/arc_14/14_5_3.htm</a></p> <a href="https://www.alt-katholisch.de/fileadmin/red_ak/CH-Archiv/arc_14/14_5_3.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.alt-katholisch.de/fileadmin/red_ak/CH-Archiv/arc_14/14_5_3.htm</a></p>
<p>Claudia Keller: Juden, Christen und Muslime unter einem Dach. Eines für alle (2013)<br /> <p>Claudia Keller: Juden, Christen und Muslime unter einem Dach. Eines für alle (2013)<br />
<a href="https://chrismon.evangelisch.de/artikel/2013/eines-fuer-alle-20245" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://chrismon.evangelisch.de/artikel/2013/eines-fuer-alle-20245</a></p> <a href="https://chrismon.evangelisch.de/artikel/2013/eines-fuer-alle-20245" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://chrismon.evangelisch.de/artikel/2013/eines-fuer-alle-20245</a></p>
<p>Martina Bitunjac, Olaf Glöckner: Resonanz und neue Spenden. Das interreligiöse Projekt kommt finanziell zusehends auf die Beine (2016)<br /> <p>Martina Bitunjac, Olaf Glöckner: Resonanz und neue Spenden. Das interreligiöse Projekt kommt finanziell zusehends auf die Beine (2016)<br />
<a href="https://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/unsere-woche/resonanz-und-neue-spenden/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/unsere-woche/resonanz-und-neue-spenden/</a></p> <a href="https://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/unsere-woche/resonanz-und-neue-spenden/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/unsere-woche/resonanz-und-neue-spenden/</a></p>
<p>Forum für Interkulturellen Dialog<br /> <p>Forum für Interkulturellen Dialog<br />
<a href="http://fidev.org/fid/partner" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://fidev.org/fid/partner</a></p> <a href="http://fidev.org/fid/partner" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://fidev.org/fid/partner</a></p>
<p><strong>Architect</strong></p> <p><strong>Architect</strong></p>
<p>Images, published by the office of the winning architect, Kuehn Malvezzi <a href="http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com/?context=project&amp;oid=Project:14687" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com/?context=project&#038;oid=Project:14687</a></p> <p>Images, published by the office of the winning architect, Kuehn Malvezzi <a href="http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com/?context=project&amp;oid=Project:14687" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com/?context=project&#038;oid=Project:14687</a></p>
<p>Lara Schrijver: The House of One: Facing Fear. (2016)<br /> <p>Lara Schrijver: The House of One: Facing Fear. (2016)<br />
<a href="http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com/media/text/160600-BEPE-Schrijver-Facing_Fear-Harvard_Design_Magazine-42.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com/media/text/160600-BEPE-Schrijver-Facing_Fear-Harvard_Design_Magazine-42.pdf</a> and<br /> <a href="http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com/media/text/160600-BEPE-Schrijver-Facing_Fear-Harvard_Design_Magazine-42.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com/media/text/160600-BEPE-Schrijver-Facing_Fear-Harvard_Design_Magazine-42.pdf</a> and<br />
<a href="http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/issues/42/the-house-of-one-facing-fear" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/issues/42/the-house-of-one-facing-fear</a></p> <a href="http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/issues/42/the-house-of-one-facing-fear" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/issues/42/the-house-of-one-facing-fear</a></p>
<p><strong>Government agencies</strong></p> <p><strong>Government agencies</strong></p>
<p>Nationale Projekte des Städtebaus: Berlin, House of One – Haus des interreligiösen Dialogs (Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung, 2016)<br /> <p>Nationale Projekte des Städtebaus: Berlin, House of One – Haus des interreligiösen Dialogs (Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung, 2016)<br />
<a href="https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/FP/ZIP/NPS/2016/foerderprojekte-2016/steckbriefe/berlin-node.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/FP/ZIP/NPS/2016/foerderprojekte-2016/steckbriefe/berlin-node.html</a></p> <a href="https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/FP/ZIP/NPS/2016/foerderprojekte-2016/steckbriefe/berlin-node.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/FP/ZIP/NPS/2016/foerderprojekte-2016/steckbriefe/berlin-node.html</a></p>
<p><strong>Media</strong></p> <p><strong>Media</strong></p>
<p>Christoph Strack: Drei Religionen unter einem Dach: Das “House of One” in Berlin soll gebaut werden. (2019)<br /> <p>Christoph Strack: Drei Religionen unter einem Dach: Das “House of One” in Berlin soll gebaut werden. (2019)<br />
<a href="https://www.dw.com/de/drei-religionen-unter-einem-dach-das-house-of-one-in-berlin-soll-gebaut-werden/a-47112856" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.dw.com/de/drei-religionen-unter-einem-dach-das-house-of-one-in-berlin-soll-gebaut-werden/a-47112856</a></p> <a href="https://www.dw.com/de/drei-religionen-unter-einem-dach-das-house-of-one-in-berlin-soll-gebaut-werden/a-47112856" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.dw.com/de/drei-religionen-unter-einem-dach-das-house-of-one-in-berlin-soll-gebaut-werden/a-47112856</a></p>
<p>Gero Schliess: World religions gather in Berlin’s House of One (2018)<br /> <p>Gero Schliess: World religions gather in Berlin’s House of One (2018)<br />
<a href="https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-24-7-world-religions-gather-in-berlins-house-of-one/a-42833803" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-24-7-world-religions-gather-in-berlins-house-of-one/a-42833803</a></p> <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-24-7-world-religions-gather-in-berlins-house-of-one/a-42833803" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-24-7-world-religions-gather-in-berlins-house-of-one/a-42833803</a></p>
<p>Francesca Astorri: Top 10 ‘inter-religious’ cities in the world (2017)<br /> <p>Francesca Astorri: Top 10 ‘inter-religious’ cities in the world (2017)<br />
<a href="https://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2017/04/24/Top-10-inter-religious-cities-in-the-world.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2017/04/24/Top-10-inter-religious-cities-in-the-world.html</a></p> <a href="https://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2017/04/24/Top-10-inter-religious-cities-in-the-world.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2017/04/24/Top-10-inter-religious-cities-in-the-world.html</a></p>
<p>Susan Katz Miller: When a tiny church houses three religions (2016)<br /> <p>Susan Katz Miller: When a tiny church houses three religions (2016)<br />
<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/14/when-a-tiny-church-houses-three-religions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/14/when-a-tiny-church-houses-three-religions/</a></p> <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/14/when-a-tiny-church-houses-three-religions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/14/when-a-tiny-church-houses-three-religions/</a></p>
<p>Stephen Evans: Berlin House of One: The first church-mosque-synagogue? (2014)<br /> <p>Stephen Evans: Berlin House of One: The first church-mosque-synagogue? (2014)<br />
<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27872551" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27872551</a></p> <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27872551" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27872551</a></p>
<p>Yasmine Hafiz: Berlin Plans ‘House Of One,’ A Place Where Jews, Muslims, And Christians Will Pray Under The Same Roof (2014)<br /> <p>Yasmine Hafiz: Berlin Plans ‘House Of One,’ A Place Where Jews, Muslims, And Christians Will Pray Under The Same Roof (2014)<br />
<a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-of-one-berlin-interfaith_n_5489444" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-of-one-berlin-interfaith_n_5489444</a></p> <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-of-one-berlin-interfaith_n_5489444" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-of-one-berlin-interfaith_n_5489444</a></p>
<p>Claudia Keller: Interreligiöses Projekt in Berlin-Mitte “The House of One” – Ein Gotteshaus, drei Religionen (2014)<br /> <p>Claudia Keller: Interreligiöses Projekt in Berlin-Mitte “The House of One” – Ein Gotteshaus, drei Religionen (2014)<br />
<a href="https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/interreligioeses-projekt-in-berlin-mitte-the-house-of-one-ein-gotteshaus-drei-religionen/9981358.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/interreligioeses-projekt-in-berlin-mitte-the-house-of-one-ein-gotteshaus-drei-religionen/9981358.html</a></p> <a href="https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/interreligioeses-projekt-in-berlin-mitte-the-house-of-one-ein-gotteshaus-drei-religionen/9981358.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/interreligioeses-projekt-in-berlin-mitte-the-house-of-one-ein-gotteshaus-drei-religionen/9981358.html</a></p>
<p>Philip Oltermann: Berlin’s House of One: a church, a mosque and a synagogue under one roof (2014)<br /> <p>Philip Oltermann: Berlin’s House of One: a church, a mosque and a synagogue under one roof (2014)<br />
<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/jun/25/berlin-house-of-one-unity-christian-muslim-jew" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/jun/25/berlin-house-of-one-unity-christian-muslim-jew</a></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/jun/25/berlin-house-of-one-unity-christian-muslim-jew" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/jun/25/berlin-house-of-one-unity-christian-muslim-jew</a></p>
<p>Isabell Jürgens: Die Petrikirche soll wiederauferstehen (2009)<br /> <p>Isabell Jürgens: Die Petrikirche soll wiederauferstehen (2009)<br />
<a href="https://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article104178755/Die-Petrikirche-soll-wiederauferstehen.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article104178755/Die-Petrikirche-soll-wiederauferstehen.html</a></p> <a href="https://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article104178755/Die-Petrikirche-soll-wiederauferstehen.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article104178755/Die-Petrikirche-soll-wiederauferstehen.html</a></p>

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